Hackers are sending emails to banks asking for large payments in Monero, and threatening DDoS attacks if their demands aren't met.
The US government's offensive approach to 'cyberwar' demonstrates that it doesn't understand that strategies and tactics used in the physical world simply don't apply to the online world, according to Tenable Security's security chief.
Former McAfee Threat Research vice-president Dmitri Alperovitch has called for greater powers for private companies, saying that they should be allowed to make citizens' arrests and limited retaliatory action against hackers.
Highlighting the fact that there are security vulnerabilities in your organisation sounds like common sense, but there is such a thing as doing it too fast, according to Foxtel CISO Kevin Shaw.
Whether the US or China started the online fight, both sides are rallying forces, and with the right spark, it could end with catastrophic consequences.
Users could be saved from a lot of pain if information security professionals acted like dictators and forced them to patch, update and take precautions, but Google's chief technology advocate has called for a less totalitarian scheme.
AusCERT general manager Graham Ingram has rejected Eugene Kaspersky's view that the current golden age of cybercrime will be over in a few years — because the crimes are just too easy to commit.
Android is widely accepted as being iOS' greatest rival, but, according to Dell SecureWorks security researcher Timothy Vidas, it has a host of issues that have made it a target for malware authors.
The last 12 months have seen a clear shift in the way information security is discussed. It used to be all about cybercrime. Now, there's talk of war.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise, and, according to Earthwave CEO Carlos Minassian, the situation will get worse when the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out.
The differing missions of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI have led to a split over telecommunications intercept policies — which Americans call "wiretaps" — according to computer scientist Susan Landau.
The way in which IT departments have been approaching information security is flawed, according to Juniper Networks senior director and security architect Christopher Hoff, who said that security departments need to adopt automation to free up their time to think outside the box.
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The golden age of cybercrime could come to a close as soon as 2014, according to Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky — as long as the world changes how it coordinates on creating laws to govern the internet.
Allowing users to bring their own devices (BYOD) needn't be difficult, even for the government, according to the senior manager for the ACT Government's IT security, Peter Major.
AusCERT has returned to the Gold Coast for another year, and ZDNet was there to bring you all the highlights.
The 2012 AusCERT conference continues with Star Wars, censorship, cyber attacks and machines becoming self-aware.
The 11th annual AusCERT information security conference kicked off this morning, with the theme "Security on the move".
The 10th annual Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) conference started today. The exhibition floor seemed unusually roomy, and regular attendees agreed that the conference seemed much quieter than usual.
Australia's largest annual security conference, AusCERT, is underway for another year, and continues the tradition of bringing security gurus, vendors and members of government under one roof.
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Nigerian scam victim Jill explains how she was conned out of $300,000 over a four year period.
What do security specialist HD Moore and the Queensland Police have in common? They both feature in this lighthearted round-up of day 1 at AusCERT 2013.